Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - DIXONS RETAIL PLC

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FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a)   Name of exempt principal trader:   BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose DIXONS RETAIL PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt DIXONS RETAIL PLC
  principal trader is connected  
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 15 May 2014
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it YES:
today disclosing, under the Code in respect CARPHONE WAREHOUSE GROUP PLC
  of any other party to this offer?  

2. POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:       ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 8,391,150 0.23% 14,346,916 0.39%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 9,580,454 0.26% 4,398,996 0.12%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
TOTAL:
17,971,604 0.49% 18,745,912 0.51%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors’ and other executive options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 287 0.4962 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,047 0.4826 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,193 0.4823 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,520 0.4782 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,411 0.4969 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,853 0.5027 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,384 0.4571 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,384 0.4827 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,388 0.4825 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,393 0.4570 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,478 0.4824 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,000 0.4935 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,321 0.4810 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,884 0.4842 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,706 0.5028 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,404 0.4830 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,350 0.4780 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,828 0.4573 GBP
ORD Purchase 42,643 0.4592 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,000 0.4594 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,749 0.4918 GBP
ORD Purchase 79,592 0.4567 GBP
ORD Purchase 89,860 0.4832 GBP
ORD Purchase 130,853 0.5030 GBP
ORD Purchase 172,801 0.4745 GBP
ORD Purchase 183,213 0.4836 GBP
ORD Purchase 249,556 0.4781 GBP
ORD Purchase 250,000 0.5025 GBP
ORD Purchase 282,128 0.4879 GBP
ORD Purchase 360,096 0.4807 GBP
ORD Purchase 725,272 0.4727 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000,000 0.4613 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,260,054 0.4844 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,568,804 0.4890 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,131,130 0.4919 GBP
ORD Sale 287 0.4962 GBP
ORD Sale 1,047 0.4826 GBP
ORD Sale 3,193 0.4823 GBP
ORD Sale 4,520 0.4782 GBP
ORD Sale 5,853 0.5027 GBP
ORD Sale 6,349 0.4960 GBP
ORD Sale 6,384 0.4567 GBP
ORD Sale 6,384 0.4571 GBP
ORD Sale 6,384 0.4827 GBP
ORD Sale 6,388 0.4825 GBP
ORD Sale 6,393 0.4570 GBP
ORD Sale 7,478 0.4824 GBP
ORD Sale 9,000 0.4935 GBP
ORD Sale 9,884 0.4842 GBP
ORD Sale 13,095 0.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 13,404 0.4830 GBP
ORD Sale 14,350 0.4780 GBP
ORD Sale 16,777 0.4605 GBP
ORD Sale 19,098 0.4848 GBP
ORD Sale 22,828 0.4573 GBP
ORD Sale 24,417 0.4587 GBP
ORD Sale 29,227 0.4834 GBP
ORD Sale 42,643 0.4592 GBP
ORD Sale 55,000 0.4752 GBP
ORD Sale 55,749 0.4918 GBP
ORD Sale 66,639 0.4873 GBP
ORD Sale 70,342 0.4879 GBP
ORD Sale 130,853 0.5030 GBP
ORD Sale 184,577 0.4862 GBP
ORD Sale 250,000 0.5025 GBP
ORD Sale 303,471 0.4934 GBP
ORD Sale 424,503 0.4894 GBP
ORD Sale 500,000 0.4711 GBP
ORD Sale 545,957 0.4938 GBP
ORD Sale 609,762 0.4836 GBP
ORD Sale 829,341 0.4858 GBP
ORD Sale 967,705 0.4617 GBP
ORD Sale 1,115,078 0.4857 GBP
ORD Sale 1,986,026 0.4878 GBP

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 6,349 0.4960 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,000 0.4962 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,095 0.4599 GBP
ORD CFD Long 16,437 0.4572 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 66,639 0.4873 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,441 0.5200 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,000 0.4935 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,095 0.5010 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,827 0.4980 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34,808 0.5133 GBP
ORD CFD Short 119,362 0.4573 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 357,600 0.4735 GBP

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security   Product description e.g. call option   Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.   Number of securities to which option relates   Exercise price per unit   Type

e.g. American, European etc.

  Expiry date   Option money paid/ received per unit

(ii) Exercising

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  Number of securities   Exercise price per unit

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security   Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

  Details   Price per unit (if applicable)

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”

NONE

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”

NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 16 May 2014
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: FEO
Sequence Number: 417795
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20140516T101958+0100

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